When he’s not in search of the next great restaurant to share a meal with friends and family, Jack Benson can be found using his more than 25 years of experience leading and advising companies, associations, and federal agencies on growth strategy, marketing and communications, and operational issues. At Reingold he guides market research, strategy, social media, interactive, and digital marketing.
Before joining Reingold, Jack was a principal at Birdwood Capital, a venture capital consulting firm, providing strategic, marketing, and financial expertise to companies in emerging industries. Jack also served as chief financial officer and chief information officer for Varsity Group, Inc., a leading provider of e-commerce solutions for educational institutions nationwide.
After receiving a bachelor’s degree from Colgate University, this wine enthusiast followed his palate to the rolling hills of central Virginia, where he earned an MBA from the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia. He is a member of the Google Public Sector Advisory Council and serves as chairman of the board for the Military Family Advisory Network and trustee of the Washington Waldorf School. He is a member of the executive committee of the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention and is co-lead of its public awareness and education task force. Raised in Silver Spring, Md. as a Bullets, Redskins, and Terrapins fan, Jack can often be found reminiscing about the glory days of Wes Unseld, the Hogs, and Len Bias. He resides in Chevy Chase with his wife, Cecilia, his daughter, Ella, and his son, Owen.